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Thomas Mills Reed: Fixation devices. Arnold White & Durkee, October 19, 1999: US05968047 (478 worldwide citation)

Sterile bone fixation devices, such as bone screws, pins, anchors and plates, fabricated from bone tissue and the method of making such devices.


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Gregory H Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore: Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices. VIACOR, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, May 24, 2005: US06896690 (323 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures with out cardiac bypass. The devices include various embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have one or more cannulae which provide acce ...


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Michael H Heggeness, Brian J Doherty: Devices and methods for posterior spinal fixation. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 24, 1996: US05558674 (318 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are novel devices and methods for modular occipital/spinal fixation, general bone fixation, as well as skull fracture repair, wherein a novel orthopedic plate designed for unicortical engagement of the bone, particularly the occiput, is employed which exhibits greater stability and safety ...


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Trent E Cozad, Antony J Lozier, Jerry L Lower: Spinal locking sleeve assembly. Zimmer, Margaret L Geringer, April 13, 1993: US05201734 (281 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a locking sleeve assembly for use in a posterior spinal system including components designed to be affixed to the spinal column of a person to correct for various lateral and sagittal deformities. The locking sleeve assembly is for interconnecting an elongated rod wi ...


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Douglas William McKay: Spinal fixation device and method. McDermott Will & Emery, November 16, 1999: US05984922 (250 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation device comprises an intervertebral body wedge which is inserted between vertebral bodies by sequentially expanding the inter-discal space using a spacer. With this sequential expansion, no posterior fixation devices are needed for stabilization of the spinal diseased vertebrae.


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Robert E Jacobson, Brian J Mirson: System and method for stabilizing bone segments. H D Medical, Pennie & Edmonds, January 17, 1995: US05382248 (248 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for stabilizing a plurality of bone segments, such as vertebrae of a spinal column, comprises one or more fixation devices. Each fixation device comprises an elongated rod having a longitudinal slot through its upper and lower surfaces and having threaded lateral surfaces. Slotted or ax ...


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Joseph P Errico, Thomas J Errico, James D Ralph: Advanced polyaxial locking hook and coupling element device for use with top loading rod fixation devices. Fastenetix, Joseph P Errico, March 11, 1997: US05609593 (237 worldwide citation)

A hook device for use with support rod implantation apparatus, having a rod receiving body polyaxially mounted to a blade portion such that the body may be polyaxially manuevered relative to the blade, for easy rod coupling. The blade portion has a semi-spherical head portion which sits above the la ...


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Ronald Lax: Soft tissue fixation devices. Pennie & Edmonds, November 2, 1999: US05976127 (226 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for repairing a lesion, in particular during arthroscopic procedures, in which the lesion is closed by a chemical and for physical repair is preferably a bioabsorbable tubular member placed across a lesion and irradiated with RF energy. The repair member is placed via a trocar ...


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Joseph A Marino, Michael P Corcoran, Peter M Buonomo: Occlusion device with stranded wire support arms. Cardia, Kinney & Lange P A, March 27, 2001: US06206907 (214 worldwide citation)

An occlusion device with stranded wire support arms for the closure of atrial or ventricular septal defects, for the closure of patent ductus arteriosus, patent foramen ovale, or other vascular defects. The occlusion device comprises a center section extending in an axial direction, with upper and l ...


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Thomas M Reed: Fixation devices. Arnold White & Durkee, February 9, 1999: US05868749 (212 worldwide citation)

Sterile bone fixation devices, such as bone screws, pins, anchors and plates, fabricated from bone tissue and the method of making such devices.